The crime laboratory; case studies of scientific criminal investigation, by James W. Osterburg.

Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1968] .

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Subjects Crime laboratories.
Description xx, 330 pages illustrations 28 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In the first section of the book the value of a crime laboratory is explained, primarily from point of view of the investigator. An effort is made to demonstrate what the investigator must do in the collection and preservation of evidence, including what legal and scientific precautions he must take. The appendices include case laboratory exercises, case solutions, suggested form for a laboratory report, and FBI suggestions for handling of physical evidence. List of illustrations includes some drawings and about 200 photographs.
Contents Foreword / Quinn Tamm -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- A. General principles. 1. The crime laboratory : its role in investigation -- 2. Crime scene search for physical evidence -- 3. Laboratory processing of evidence : significant concepts -- B. Laboratory exercises : a case method of study. Introduction -- 4. Traces of the person -- 5. Wearing apparel traces -- 6. Instruments involved in the commission of crime -- 7. Miscellaneous traces -- 8. Trace evidence sources -- Appendix 1. Case solutions by contributing laboratory experts -- Appendix 2. Laboratory reports : report writing -- Appendix 3. FBI suggestions for handling of physical evidence -- Appendix 4. Glossary -- Appendix 5. Case exercises -- Index.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)376964
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Osterburg, James W.
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